Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I

The waters surrounding Jekyll Island are a treat for fans of inshore and nearshore fishing. There are numerous hidden inlets and bays dotting the coastline, as well as estuaries and river confluences that provide amazing grounds for fish to feed and breed in. Island Angler Charters takes full advantage of this and will put you on the hottest bite around!

Join the captain on board his 27’ center console, manufactured by the reputable Hydra-Sports company. She’s powered by dual Yamaha outboard engines, with 200 HP each. That allows you to waste no time travelling and get down to fishing as soon as possible. She can comfortably hold up to 6 anglers, so put your fishing team together for some exciting inshore action!

You’ll get the chance to try out a variety of techniques, assisted and instructed by the captain as necessary. Bottom fishing, trolling, and popping, all while using light and heavy tackle will give you the best chance at getting that bite. The species you’ll target are all fantastic fish such as Redfish, various Sharks, Barracuda, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Whitings, Silver Kings, and many others.

All required equipment is supplied by the charter captain. Lures and live bait are available, the bait is caught during the trip, it usually takes around 30 minutes. The first mate is on board to assist you and to clean and fillet your catch, but he works for tips so gratuity is appreciated. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing with them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This trip will take you stalking the nearshore waters around Jekyll Island. You'll target Sharks, Tarpon, Whiting, Triple Tails, Redfish, or Flounders. All equipment that you may need is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 22
    $400
    The local Bull Redfish population draws in anglers from all around the country, and there's hardly a better person to show you why than Capt. Andy. Come on down and he'll help you hook some big Reds.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $400
    This trip will take you stalking the nearshore waters around Jekyll Island. You'll target a variety of Shark species that live in the area, that are guaranteed to give you a proper fight! All equipment you may need is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 22
    $600
    The waters at Jekyll Island become one of the best places in the world to go after trophy Reds. Capt. Andy has years of experience going after the biggest fish around, so get ready for a trip to remember!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip can take you fishing either in the gorgeous inshore waters of Jekyll Island, going after Spotted Seatrout and Redfish, or out into the nearshore waters, where you will target large Sharks and Tarpon. All required equipment is supplied by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    This trip will take you stalking the waters around Jekyll Island, going after the gorgeous species of Sharks that live here. You'll target Blacktip and Spinner Sharks mainly, so get ready for a fight! The captain will supply all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 5)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This trip will take you into the offshore waters off of Jekyll Island, where you'll target a variety of species such as Black Seabass, Snappers, Groupers, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and other species you may run into. The captain will supply all required equipment. This trip is a 5 people maximum trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Island Angler Charters
Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States
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179 Customer reviews
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Member since March 2018
Captain Andy Hicks has been fishing the waters of Georgia for over 3 decades. He's also been in the US Coast Guard for 5 years and has been guiding anglers for 2 and a half decades as well. He's obtained a vast knowledge of all the hidden bays and feeding spots of the area and he's eager to share them with his customers. Capt. Andy's favorite fish to target and fight with are the many Sharks that the coast of Georgia is known for, as well as the Silver King – both of these fish offer a tough and rewarding fight.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Hydra-Sports (Center console) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Andy
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Good experience
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Scott L.
Sugar Hill, GA
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This trip almost didn’t happen due to unpredictable weather. Captain Shelby/Andy kept us informed early in case weather will...
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Tides/Weather did not Cooperate

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on November 23, 2022
Weather and tides did not cooperate- we had watched the weather all week-Captain called the day before to bump back our departure...
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Half day trip with Captain Andy Hicks and his son

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 1, 2022
Besides being very friendly, considerate and professional Captain Andy and his son absolutely knew the area very well. Captain...
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Half day trip with Captain Andy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 28, 2022
We had an amazing time fishing with Captain Andy and deckhand Shelby. They were both very kind and knowledgeable, giving us...
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Woodstock, GA
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Great Trip with Captain Andy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 29, 2022
We had a great 4 hour trip with Captain Andy and Shelby. They focused on exactly what we wanted, helped us along the way, and...
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FAQs about Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I

Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Inshore (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 5) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail
  • Whiting